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A Bitter Road: Britain And The Refugee Crisis Of The 1930s And 1940s

At a time when violence and upheaval in Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq and elsewhere have created an upsurge in the number of refugees, many look to historical examples for potential continuities and solutions. Conflict and war, political, religious and ethnic persecution have always caused the displacement of…

…and 78 more dates until 17 Feb 2017

Encounters with Albion: Images of Britain in Texts by Jewish Refugees

Anthony Grenville presents his forthcoming book, Encounters with Albion: Britain and the British in Texts by Jewish Refugees after 1933, published by Legenda in Oxford in 2017.

Evening Course: Genocide After The Holocaust

Ten-week course looking at the phenomenon of genocide in the modern world

Tue 8 Nov

£175 he full price of the course is £175, just £17.50 per session.

Tue 15 Nov

£175 he full price of the course is £175, just £17.50 per session.

Tue 22 Nov

£175 he full price of the course is £175, just £17.50 per session.

…and 8 more dates until 17 Jan 2017

From Burden To Special Responsibility: Germany, America, And The Universalization Of The Holocaust

Until the end of the 1990s, German politicians vehemently - albeit usually behind closed doors - criticized efforts to memorialize the Holocaust abroad, especially in the United States. This stance included opposition to the teaching of the Holocaust in schools or colleges and to the establishment of Holocaust museums and…

From Exodus 1947 To Lampedusa: Jewish Refugees And Other Boat People

As part of the Wiener Library's Refugees Then and Now series in conjunction with our new temporary exhibition, A Bitter Road: Britain and the Refugee Crisis of the 1930s and 1940s, we are pleased to host a talk by Professor Tony Kushner. In the 1930s and 40s, tens of thousands of Jews tried to reach Palestine by sea, many…

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Lunchtime Talk: In Response To The US Elections

The Wiener Library is delighted to host Professor Jonathan Rynhold talking on the results of the US Presidential election and its implications for the US-Israel relationship. Professor Rynhold is a leading expert in this area, and the author of The Arab-Israeli Conflict in American Political Culture (Cambridge…

PhD and a Cup of Tea: Wiener Library Documents Section 532

PhD candidate Miriam Schulz talks about her research on the archive of the first Jewish historical committee researching the Holocaust in Eastern Europe.

Mon 28 Nov

Roundtable: Making A Difference: Critical Responses To The Refugee Crises Then And Now

Part of the Wiener Library's Refugees Then and Now series, in conjunction with the Remembering Eleanor Rathbone group, and with the support of B'nai B'rith, Leo Baeck London Trust. The current refugee crisis has provoked mixed responses in Britain, from manifestations of hostility and xenophobia to a grassroots effort to…

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Unsung Heroes

Learn how to edit and enhance Wikipedia using examples from within the Library’s collections.

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